Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has confessed that he would still fancy a return to work in the Premier League again before he calls it quit on his managerial career.
Many had predicted that the Italian, who won a league and FA Cup double during his two-year spell at Stamford Bridge would be brought in for the Liverpool job, but the Reds instead opted for Jurgen Klopp who has no prior experience in England.
Currently on a year-long sabbatical from football after leaving Real Madrid in the summer, Ancelotti 56, has said that, while England tempts him, he is open as to where he manages next.
“I dream of an experience in the Premier League, that’s the place to work in football with the right pressure,” Ancelotti told Corriere dello Sport.
“First stop, I want to coach there, but I must also think about the time when I will say enough. In the days of Reggiana I told myself that after five years I would say enough. That was 25 years ago and I’m still going.
“For now, I can say that my rest will last until the end of the year. From January onwards, I’ll be ready to get back to work. I do not know where, I will evaluate any proposal that comes at that time.”
Ancelotti managed Chelsea from 2009 to 2011.